This is assured by the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense. According to one of their reports, their attacks have been repelled by Ukrainian troops with significant human and equipment losses.
The Ukrainian General Staff reported that its troops continued offensive operations in the direction of Melitopol in the Western Zaporizhia region and offensive assaults in the direction of Bakhmut, causing losses of Russian troops and equipment and exhausting Russian forces along the entire line. from the front.
Two kilometers recovered by Ukraine
Spokesman of the Eastern Ukrainian Group of Forces, Captain Ilya Yevlash, stated that Ukrainian forces liberated another 2 km of territory in the direction of Bakhmut.
The Russian Defense Ministry stated that elements of Russia’s Southern Grouping of Forces repelled Ukrainian attacks near Mayorske, 20 km south of Bakhmut.
The British Ministry of Defense says that in the last week Russian forces have coordinated to carry out local counterattacks against advancing Ukrainian forces in the Orijiv and Bakhmut sectors.
Russian offensives repulsed
In both areas, Ukrainian forces have defeated the liberated Russians and have maintained their dominance over the newly liberated territory.
Comments published by the Russian military community suggest extreme disillusionment among participants in these counterattacks, especially near Bakhmut, with reports of “ill-conceived” advances, lack of artillery support, and heavy casualties.
Over the past nine months, Russian forces in Ukraine have proven capable of carrying out loyal defensive operations. However, its offensive capacity remains minimal.
Commanders struggle to orchestrate complex joint effects, concentrate sufficient artillery ammunition, and maintain high morale and an offensive spirit.
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